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The small pretender

Published on February 16, 2017, by

If you had been reading the 14th July (2016) edition of the free Metro newspaper, you might be forgiven for overlooking a small Metro Bites headline on the front page,

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Ecosystem services modelling workshop at Cranfield

Published on December 8, 2016, by

Cranfield University hosted a workshop on ecosystem services modelling on the 1-2 Dec 2016 for twenty early career researchers. Topics explored practical considerations and challenges with the current state of

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It’s the little things that keep us busy

Published on September 17, 2016, by

The counts are in! In fact the counts were in a couple of months ago but final checking and verification of reference material is now complete and we have more

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Hidden biodiversity: the more you look the more you find

Published on June 27, 2016, by

As so many different areas have been surveyed for the BESS project, the diversity of species which turn up is equally diverse. The range of sites and species examined has

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Beauty is a beast

Published on November 23, 2015, by

‘Parasite’ is the term used for a creature that lives on or in another ‘host’, but doesn’t actually kill it. A ‘parasitoid’ is something whose presence does kill, or at

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One small millipede for Milton Keynes …

Published on May 3, 2015, by

You may rarely consider the existence of millipedes, or indeed, be asking, “What IS a millipede?” But some of the smallest creatures found through the F3UES project, can potentially have

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Where do the bugs go in winter?

Published on May 3, 2015, by

As winter progresses and vegetation in the meadow plots dies back, some people will like the look of them more than others. Similarly, the appeal of the different plots will

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Discovering how to bee a pollinator

Published on May 3, 2015, by

On Friday 13th March, as part of national science week, an event was held at the University of Sheffield ‘Discovery Night’, called “Precious Pollinators”. It gave us a chance to

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Do you like what insects like?

Published on December 13, 2014, by

Over the summer, if you were near the project’s experimental meadow plots in Bedford or Luton, you may have been asked which plots you like best and why. We are

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Is it the BBC? No, it’s the Backpack

Published on December 13, 2014, by

Ecologists have many strange and wonderful tools at their disposal; they wield nets, dig holes, probe soils, stare through binoculars and carry all manner of electronic detectors. And they can

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